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SPC overhauls sustainable packaging development guide | Packaging Dive

Sustainable packaging involves more than just recyclability, according to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s new definition of the term. It also should consider elements like end markets and ease of opening.

Source: SPC overhauls sustainable packaging development guide | Packaging Dive

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Recology upgrades MRF serving Northern California

Recology upgrades MRF serving Northern California

A $35 million materials recovery facility that opened this week in Sonoma County promises to more than double the processing capacity of the sorting center it is replacing.

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California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system

California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system

Regulators are finalizing rules allowing reusable glass bottles to be included in California’s container redemption program, carrying out plans lawmakers approved in 2021.

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Study: Easy sign-up, strong design key for reuse systems

Study: Easy sign-up, strong design key for reuse systems

A study of 300 people who regularly use reusable packaging showed that reuse systems need minimal and streamlined technology, reminders to return packaging and more options to be successful. 

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Will California Reach its Pending Organics Diversion Goals?

The ability to move forward on what is arguably the country’s largest food scrap collection and processing system has hinged on government public-private sector partnerships. CalRecycle Director Rachel Machi Wagoner wrote Waste360 detailing progress to date; funding that’s gone into this hardball food waste fight; and support to jurisdictions in implementing programs and overcoming compliance barriers.
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California’s composting mandate is driving market growth

California’s composting mandate is driving market growth

It’s been a year since a California law mandating organics recycling went into effect, and initial results show both high landfill diversion rates and strong market growth.

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Manufacturers consider their roles in reuse and repair

Manufacturers consider their roles in reuse and repair

Device repair and reuse is a hot topic, and OEM representatives recently talked about how manufacturers are supporting – and can better support – that aspect of the industry. 

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2023: The Circular Economy In Review

2023 was a tough year for sustainability, even though renewable energy investments reached new highs….

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Closed Loop Report Examines Consumer Behavior Towards Reusable, Refillable Packaging

The report aims to decipher customer attitudes, preferences and behaviors concerning reusable and refillable packaging solutions, providing valuable insights for companies, cities and other stakeholders navigating the evolving landscape of reuse and circularity.
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Long Beach, California, WTE facility closing; city negotiating digester plan with Bioenergy Devco

After years of financial difficulties, the Covanta-operated Southeast Resource Recovery Facility is shutting down this month. Long Beach is looking to build organics processing capacity in its place via a pending RFP.